Papa Sinclair, a prosperous farmer and very headstrong, refuses to accept Jack Wilcox, an artist, as his son-in-law, so Bessie Sinclair and Jack elope. After the wedding father is still obdurate, but Jack has a plan. Disguised as a farmhand, he secures a position on Papa's farm. The next day Bessie comes home with the story that Jack has deserted her. Papa says "I told you so." Several times in the course of the day he nearly catches his daughter in the arms of the new farmhand. At a barn dance in the evening. Papa introduces Jack to Bessie with the remark "If you had married a man like that I would have been glad." The young folks laugh. Jack removes his disguise and although be rants around for a while he admits the joke is on him and gives the couple his blessing.